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Book Review – The Perfect Life by Valerie Keogh @Bloodhoundbook #AudiobookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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The cover caught my eye then the author + blurb, so I hastened to download the audiobook as I wanted to know what tiny incident caused Molly’s perfect life to overturn and be caught in the web of a police investigation for MURDER.

Firstly, none of the characters are likable there are 4 or 5 in the entire prose. Molly was innocent, too innocent maybe, facing an empty nest syndrome. A relaxed weekend getaway turned out to be catastrophe when the stress followed her home.

The prose went super fast as the chapters were short. The author had inserted timely suspenseful events to keep the story turbulent. I liked how I deeply invested I was into this audiobook.

This was an absolutely easy listen at 1.4x speed. The narrator, Danielle Cohen, was clear and succinct and that added to my enjoyment. Valerie Keogh’s writing was brought alive by her expressions. I ended up feeling so sorry for the main character.

One of my fastest listen ever.


Rating: 4 out of 5.


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How far would you go to maintain the illusion of The Perfect Life?
Appearances can be deceptive…

Molly Chatwell has a beautiful house, a handsome husband, two children and a job she likes. It all seems so perfect but when her two children leave for university, she realises her life has become dull and empty. When her husband refuses to go away with her, Molly decides to go alone.

But what should have been a relaxing break turns into a nightmare.

Back at home in London, Molly tries to put it all behind her but when the police arrive at her door and tell her that a body has been found with connections to her, Molly realises that her perfect life is under threat… 


Publication Date: 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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6 thoughts on “Book Review – The Perfect Life by Valerie Keogh @Bloodhoundbook #AudiobookReview #BookBlogger #suspense Leave a comment

    • It is the only thing which helps me sleep at night. Hahaha that’s sounds so bad. I mean my mind is so restless so it helps me focus and then with the same monotonous voice I sleep


  1. Great review Shalini. I listen at 1.25, 1.4, 1.5 and sometimes 1.75 (not very often) it all depends on the narrator and their pacing. I wonder what a perfect life looks like?


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